Building India’s Mega Shipyard in 28 months

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Client
L&T shipyard

Six-hundred acres. A high-performance marine facility. Three-and-a-half kilometers of breakwaters. Nineteen shops. Power. Roads. Sewage. Fresh water and fire-fighting services. And a 210 by 44-meter shiplift—India's first indigenously built shiplift. Completed in record time and awarded a rare, five-star rating by the British Safety Council.

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MAJOR CHALLENGES

Over the course of the project the L&T team faced down a series of major challenges from cyclones to a vendor bankruptcy. And they overcame them all.

1
Remote Location

The southeast coast of India is remote. Basic infrastructure—roads, manpower and housing was severely limited.

2
Cyclone Damage

No less than three cyclones swept through, damaging equipment and slowing progress.

3
Vendor Bankruptcy

Massive plates for the shiplift were marooned off Greece as one vendor went bankrupt.

4
Ban on River Sand

A ban on river sand meant L&T had to crush rock to create their own.

5
Aligning Stakeholders

The skill and experience of the Realization team
fostered broad cooperation on SMART Project Delivery.

Creating a world-class shipyard and a 200m shiplift involved many challenges. Yet the project was completed in 28 months. Realization was involved in coordination, planning and monitoring the project throughout.

MR. M V KOTWAL
L&T Board Member and President
Heavy Engineering
HOW WE HELPED L&T SUCCEED

The SMART System helped L&T teams by providing them with forward looking information. They could prioritize and focus on the right problems, and know which issues to act on. Powered by:

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COLD HARD FACT

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Late projects cost more. Late projects shake the confidence and trust of investors and the public. We’re helping to change all that.

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